Stress and Anxiety Are Not Your Workplace Friends

Workplace stress and anxiety are generally not good things, no matter what anyone tells you! I know there are some who believe that a certain level of stress, or as they usually call it, “motivation,” is a good thing. And … Continue reading






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Workplace Absences: A “Little Thing” That’s A Big Challenge

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For many employers, employee absences can be a big challenge. On paper, this should not be a major problem for a good organization. Enough redundancy should be built into the system so that one missing worker doesn’t bring everything to … Continue reading






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Training, Re-Training and Adapting Are Usually a Good Bet

I’m a big advocate of workplace training and retraining, but judging by most businesses today, not many are listening. The truth is, most organizations have limited time or resources for training. Most managers and employers in all fields expect their … Continue reading






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Sexual Harassment Remains a Big Workplace Issue

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One of the more interesting side stories that occurred during the recent election involved sexual harassment lawsuits and accusations at Fox News. In case you missed it, Gretchen Carlson, a former Fox News anchor, sued her old boss, Roger Ailes, … Continue reading






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Owners, Managers and Supervisors: Ethics Are For You, Too

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There’s been a lot in the news lately about police officers who make mistakes. First, let me note that I believe those who work in law enforcement face some of the most demanding jobs on the planet. They are sometimes … Continue reading






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Efficiency, Profit Often Depend on Surprising Issues

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I’m not sure there ever was a time when businesses could be sloppy, but that time is definitely not now. Even industries once considered as “choice” like technology face so much competition and challenge today that less than maximum efficiency … Continue reading






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No Matter the Century, Humans are Still Human

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I’m often amused at people who talk about how we are now past problems that have plagued humanity for centuries. Now that we’re well into the 21st Century, they predict we can stop focusing so much on things like racism … Continue reading






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Even When You’re Right, You May Not Be Right

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We live in times that can be very difficult for business owners and managers. Nearly every day, new court cases and precedents that threaten to impact your organization. Interpreting these in view of your business or non-profit can be difficult. … Continue reading






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Outside Incidents Can Be Relevant To Employee Evaluation

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Several clients of mine had nasty incidents occur with their employees after work hours and contacted me to discuss their options. Their experiences may provide some insights for you today. One occasion involved a female employee who was attending her … Continue reading






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What We Have Here Should Never Be A Failure to Communicate

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I may be showing my age, but it’s likely you’ve at least heard the line from Cool Hand Luke: “What we have here is a failure to communicate.” A prison boss first used the phrase then the hero, Luke, repeats … Continue reading






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